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Uploaded: February 6, 2008
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 6
Updated: February 15, 2008
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The American Buffalo or Bison is one of the largest and heaviest animals that live in North America. These massive beast travels in humongous herds through out the Great Plains, even though they travel in phenomenal numbers, they never stay in one place to long. This animal is a lot like the Native Americans, always migrating to different locations to insure some from safety. These beautiful animals stand as high as 6 ½ feet tall and weigh in at close to one ton. WOW! Now that is what I call a hefty package. You would think that buffalo can not flee from predators to easy being that heavy. Well the fact is, they run at speeds up to 40 miles per hour. The appearances of the American buffalo consist of two horns that are slightly curved and can grow up to two feet long. There coat is a dark brown color from a little pass the shoulder. From the shoulder down the skin tone lightens up a bit to a medium to heavy brown. The part of the buffalo that is dark brown consists of a thick heavy shaggy type coat, and the rest of the body is all skin. They have very distinctive look, with a long block shaped head, big wide nose, and small round eyes. Many of us are familiar with the buffalo because they are often seen in movies as being one of the scared animals of Native Americans. Is this true you ask? Well, the fact is yes it is. Native Americans have respect and a genuine love for Mother Nature and her creatures that walk amongst her. The diets of the American buffalo consist of grass from the plains they graze on, herbs, twigs and shrubs. So that would make them herbivores. These mammals regurgitate there food after they swallow in order for their digestive system to break it down a lot easier. Now, female buffalo are called “cows” and the males are called “bulls”, no they are not cows but, they are all part of the same family. An interesting fact about the buffalo and its history is that in the 19th century 50 million of them were killed from settlers and not just for their meat either, but as for their hides and for sport as well. This tutorial will show and teach you how to draw the American buffalo with easy step by step instructions. I hope you have loads of fun drawing this magnificent animal.

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Step 1. How to Draw an American Buffalo